The Diagnostic Center Of WCCH Adds Revolutionary New MRI Technology


The Diagnostic Center of West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) is pleased to announce its recent installation of a new type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology.  The center is now using the first-ever digital broadband MRI system: the Ingenia 1.5T from Philips Healthcare. 

This revolutionary machine is designed to quickly perform high-quality MRI scans with a high level of patient comfort.  Ingenia 1.5T can significantly reduce exam time and has a wide opening to accommodate patients of varying size, age, and physical condition. This makes Ingenia less confining than 60cm MRI systems and a more attractive noninvasive imaging option for patients at the Diagnostic Center of WCCH.   In fact, most scans can be performed with the patient’s head entirely out of the opening, something many patients prefer.

The Ingenia 1.5T incorporates a number of breakthrough technologies designed to deliver exceptional image clarity. It quickly provides radiologists and physicians with precise, detailed magnetic resonance images needed to help confidently diagnose many different anatomical and structural problems in the body—including brain and nervous system disorders, cardiovascular disease, and organ disease.

“Ingenia 1.5T image quality is excellent and it’s fast. As a facility that is accredited by the American College of Radiology in MRI, we can perform American College of Radiology recommended routine exams of the brain, spine, knee, ankle, and liver, with superb image quality. It gives our radiologists and referring physicians access to the high-quality images they need to make informed diagnoses,” said Jacob Richey, radiology director at the Diagnostic Center of WCCH.

To learn more about MRI at the Diagnostic Center of WCCH, call (337) 310-8834 or visit

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